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IN MEMORIAM 2020

~ January thru October ~

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Don Larsen, American baseball player
08/07/1929 – 01/01/2020

Christopher Tolkien, English academic, editor of the posthumous publications of his father, J. R. R. Tolkien
11/21/1924 – 01/16/2020

Jimmy Heath, American jazz saxophonist
10/25/1926 – 01/19/2020

Louis Nirenberg, Canadian-born American mathematician
02/28/1925 – 01/26/2020

Harriet Frank, Jr., American screenwriter, Hud, Norma Rae
03/02/1923 – 01/28/2020

Nicholas Parsons, English actor and television presenter, Just a Minute
10/10/1923 – 01/28/2020

Anne Cox Chambers, American media heiress, philanthropist, and ambassador
12/01/1919 – 01/31/2020

Mary Higgins Clark, American writer, nicknamed "The Queen of Suspense"
12/24/1927 – 01/31/2020

Gene Reynolds, American actor and television writer, producer, and director, M*A*S*H
04/04/1923 – 02/03/2020

George Steiner, French-born American literary critic
04/23/1929 – 02/03/2020

Daniel arap Moi, Kenyan president (1979-2002)
09/02/1924 – 02/04/2020

Stanley Cohen, American Nobel Prize-winning biochemist
11/17/1922 – 02/05/2020

Kirk Douglas, American actor, Lust for Life, Paths of Glory, Spartacus
12/09/1916 – 02/05/2020

Beverly Pepper, American sculptor
12/20/1922 – 02/05/2020

Roger Kahn, American writer, The Boys of Summer
10/31/1927 – 02/06/2020

Orson Bean, American actor, TV's Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, and game show panelist
07/22/1928 – 02/07/2020

Marge Redmond, American actress, The Trouble with Angels, TV's The Flying Nun
12/14/1924 – 02/10/2020

A. E. Hotchner, American writer, Papa Hemingway, King of the Hill, and philanthropist
06/28/1917 – 02/15/2020

Donald Stratton, American World War II veteran, survivor of the Pearl Harbor attack on the USS Arizona
07/14/1922 – 02/15/2020

Henry Gray, American blues pianist and singer
01/19/1925 – 02/17/2020

Lisel Mueller, German-born American poet, The Need to Hold Still
02/08/1924 – 02/21/2020

Täo Porchon-Lynch, Indian-born American yoga instructor
08/13/1918 – 02/21/2020

Diana Serra Cary, American child actress, billed as "Baby Peggy Montgomery"
10/29/1918 – 02/24/2020

John Franzese, Italian-born American mobster
02/06/1917 – 02/24/2020

Katherine Johnson, American physicist and mathematician, portrayed in the film Hidden Figures
08/26/1918 – 02/24/2020

Lee Phillip Bell, American talk show host and soap opera creator, The Young and the Restless
06/10/1928 – 02/25/2020

Mario Bunge, Argentinian-born Canadian physicist and philosopher
09/21/1919 – 02/25/2020

Hosni Mubarak, Egyptian prime minister (1981-1982) and president (1981-2011)
05/04/1928 – 02/25/2020

Freeman Dyson, English-born American theoretical physicist and mathematician
12/15/1923 – 02/28/2020

Ernesto Cardenal, Nicaraguan Roman Catholic priest and poet
01/20/1925 – 03/01/2020

James Lipton, American actor and television host, Inside the Actors Studio
09/19/1926 – 03/02/2020

Amo Houghton, American politician, New York representative (1987-2005)
08/07/1926 – 03/04/2020

Javier Pérez de Cuéllar, Peruvian diplomat, United Nations Secretary-General (1982-1991)
01/19/1920 – 03/04/2020

Max von Sydow, Swedish actor, The Seventh Seal, The Exorcist, Pelle the Conqueror
04/10/1929 – 03/08/2020

Anton Coppola, American conductor and composer, Sacco and Vanzetti
03/21/1917 – 03/09/2020

Richard K. Guy, English mathematician
09/30/1916 – 03/09/2020

Suzy Delair, French actress and singer
12/31/1917 – 03/15/2020

Stuart Whitman, American actor, The Mark, TV's Cimarron Strip
02/01/1928 – 03/16/2020

Maggie Griffin, American reality-television personality, My Life on the D-List
06/10/1920 – 03/17/2020

Catherine Hamlin, Australian obstetrician and gynecologist, co-founded the Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital
01/24/1924 – 03/18/2020

Albert Uderzo, French cartoonist, the Astérix series
04/25/1927 – 03/24/2020

Joseph Lowery, American civil rights activist, co-founded the Southern Christian Leadership Conference
10/06/1921 – 03/27/2020

Jan Howard, American country singer, "Evil on Your Mind"
03/13/1929 – 03/28/2020

Philip W. Anderson, American Nobel Prize-winning physicist
12/13/1923 – 03/29/2020

Manolis Glezos, Greek World War II resistance fighter and politician
09/09/1922 – 03/30/2020

Hau Pei-tsun, Chinese premier (1990-1993)
07/13/1919 – 03/30/2020

Bucky Pizzarelli, American jazz guitarist
01/09/1926 – 04/01/2020

William Frankland, English allergist and immunologist
03/19/1912 – 04/02/2020

Honor Blackman, English actress, Goldfinger, TV's The Avengers
08/22/1925 – 04/05/2020

E. Margaret Burbidge, English-born American astrophysicist
08/12/1919 – 04/05/2020

Herb Stempel, American television personality, figure in the 1950’s quiz show scandal
12/19/1926 – 04/07/2020

Mort Drucker, American cartoonist, frequent contributor to Mad magazine
03/22/1929 – 04/08/2020

Phyllis Lyon, American gay rights activist
11/10/1924 – 04/09/2020

Stirling Moss, English race car driver
09/17/1929 – 04/12/2020

Rubem Fonseca, Brazilian writer, Agosto
05/11/1925 – 04/15/2020

Lee Konitz, American jazz saxophonist and composer
10/13/1927 – 04/15/2020

Gene Deitch, American illustrator and animated film director, Tom Terrific
08/08/1924 – 04/16/2020

James M. Beggs, American government official, Administrator of NASA (1981-1985)
01/09/1926 – 04/23/2020

John Ericson, German-born American actor, Bad Day at Black Rock, TV's General Hospital
09/25/1926 – 05/03/2020

Jean Erdman, American dancer and choreographer
02/20/1916 – 05/04/2020

Don Shula, American football player and coach
01/04/1930 – 05/04/2020

Jerry Stiller, American comedian and actor, TV's Seinfeld, The King of Queens
06/08/1927 – 05/11/2020

Michel Piccoli, French actor, Belle de Jour
12/27/1925 – 05/12/2020

Gabriel Bacquier, French opera singer
05/17/1924 – 05/13/2020

Jimmy Cobb, American jazz drummer
01/20/1929 – 05/24/2020

Bruce Jay Friedman, American novelist, playwright, and screenwriter, Stir Crazy, Splash
04/26/1930 – 06/03/2020

William Sessions, American government official, FBI Director (1987-1993)
05/27/1930 – 06/12/2020

Jean Raspail, French writer, The Camp of the Saints
07/05/1925 – 06/13/2020

Jean Kennedy Smith, American diplomat and philanthropist
02/20/1928 – 06/17/2020

Vera Lynn, English singer, "We'll Meet Again", nicknamed "The Forces' Sweetheart"
03/20/1917 – 06/18/2020

Joe Sinnott, American comic book artist
10/16/1926 – 06/25/2020

Milton Glaser, American graphic designer and illustrator, created the "I ❤ NY" logo
06/26/1929 – 06/26/2020

Johnny Mandel, American composer, arranger, and songwriter, "The Shadow of Your Smile"
11/23/1925 – 06/29/2020

Carl Reiner, American comedian, TV's Your Show of Shows, actor, and motion picture director, The Jerk
03/20/1922 – 06/29/2020

Hugh Downs, American broadcaster and television host, Today, 20/20
02/14/1921 – 07/01/2020

Georg Ratzinger, German Catholic priest, musician, and conductor
01/15/1924 – 07/01/2020

Earl Cameron, Bermudian-born English actor, The Interpreter
08/08/1917 – 07/03/2020

Ennio Morricone, Italian composer and film scorer, The Mission
11/10/1928 – 07/06/2020

Frank Popper, Austro-Hungarian-born French art historian
04/17/1918 – 07/12/2020

Zizi Jeanmaire, French ballerina, cabaret singer, and actress
04/29/1924 – 07/17/2020

J. I. Packer, English-born Canadian theologian, author of Knowing God
07/22/1926 – 07/17/2020

Charles Evers, American civil rights activist and politician
09/11/1922 – 07/22/2020

Olivia de Havilland, American Oscar-winning actress, Gone with the Wind, The Heiress
07/01/1916 – 07/26/2020

Bent Fabric, Danish pianist and composer, "Alley Cat"
12/07/1924 – 07/28/2020

Lee Teng-hui, Taiwanese president (1988-2000)
01/15/1923 – 07/30/2020

Leon Fleisher, American pianist and conductor
07/23/1928 – 08/02/2020

Eric Bentley, English-born American critic, playwright, and cabaret performer
09/14/1916 – 08/05/2020

Brent Scowcroft, American government official, National Security Advisor (1975-1977, 1989-1993)
03/19/1925 – 08/06/2020

Bernard Bailyn, American historian, author of The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution
09/09/1922 – 08/07/2020

Tony Charmoli, American choreographer and television director
06/11/1921 – 08/072020

Franca Valeri, Italian actress, The Sign of Venus
07/31/1920 – 08/09/2020

Sumner Redstone, American media mogul, chairman and CEO of Viacom
05/27/1923 – 08/11/2020

Slade Gorton, American politician, Washington senator (1981-1987, 1989-2001)
01/08/1928 – 08/19/2020

Borys Paton, Ukrainian scientist
11/27/1918 – 08/19/2020

Allan Rich, American actor, Serpico, Amistad
02/08/1926 – 08/22/2020

Arnold Spielberg, American electrical engineer, designed the GE-225 mainframe computer
02/06/1917 – 08/25/2020

Ronald Rosser, American Korean War Medal of Honor recipient
10/24/1929 – 08/26/2020

Irving Kanarek, American defense attorney, represented Charles Manson and the "Onion Field" killer
05/12/1920 – 09/02/2020

Annie Cordy, Belgian singer and actress
06/16/1928 – 09/04/2020

Bill Gates, Sr., American philanthropist
11/30/1925 – 09/14/2020

Luboš Perek, Czech astronomer
07/26/1919 – 09/17/2020

John Turner, English-born Canadian prime minister (1984)
06/07/1929 – 09/19/2020

Arthur Ashkin, American Nobel Prize-winning physicist
09/02/1922 – 09/21/2020

Jackie Stallone, American astrologer and wrestling promoter
11/29/1921 – 09/21/2020

Juliette Gréco, French singer and actress, Orpheus
02/07/1927 – 09/23/2020

Yuri Orlov, Russian-born American physicist and human rights activist
08/13/1924 – 09/27/2020

Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Kuwaiti emir (2006-2020)
06/16/1929 – 09/29/2020

Murray Schisgal, American playwright, Luv, and screenwriter, Tootsie
11/25/1926 – 10/01/2020

Mark Andrews, American politician, North Dakota representative (1963-1981) and senator (1981-1987)
05/19/1926 – 10/03/2020

Mike Foster, American politician, Louisiana governor (1996-2004)
07/11/1930 – 10/04/2020

Tommy Rall, American dancer and actor, Kiss Me Kate, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
12/27/1929 – 10/06/2020

Tom Kennedy, American game show host, You Don't Say!, Name That Tune
02/26/1927 – 10/07/2020

Whitey Ford, American baseball player
10/21/1928 – 10/08/2020

Charles Moore, American Olympic gold medal-winning track and field athlete
08/12/1929 – 10/08/2020

Roberta McCain, American political figure, mother of 2008 Republican presidential nominee John McCain
02/07/1912 – 10/12/2020

Rhonda Fleming, American actress, Spellbound, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
08/10/1923 – 10/14/2020

Alan S. Boyd, American government official, Secretary of Transportation (1967-1969)
07/20/1922 – 10/18/2020

James Randi, Canadian-born American magician, billed as "The Amazing Randi"
08/07/1928 – 10/20/2020

Marge Champion, American dancer, choreographer, and actress
09/02/1919 – 10/21/2020

Frank Horvat, Italian-born French photographer
04/28/1928 – 10/21/2020

Jan Myrdal, Swedish writer, Confessions of a Disloyal European, and political activist
07/19/1927 – 10/30/2020

Sean Connery, Scottish Oscar-winning actor, the James Bond film series, The Untouchables
08/25/1930 – 10/31/2020

Betty Dodson, American sex educator, author of Sex for One: The Joy of Selfloving
08/24/1929 – 10/31/2020

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